NEH in the News
The Connecticut State Library will be able to digitize 100,000 pages of three newspapers from Norwich and Bridgeport, CT printed between 1910 and 1922 thanks to an NEH Chronicling America grant of $274,034. The digitization will be complete by the end of this summer, in time to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War, from the Norwich Bulletin.
Radio interview with NEH Public Programs Director Karen Mittelman who discusses the value and purpose of the NEH-funded Created Equal film series and how they explore issues of freedom, civil rights and American history, from WAMC-FM / Northeastern Public Radio.
The University of California, Riverside has received $100,000 for a two-year interdisciplinary program for humanities and medical faculty to collaborate on new methods of training medical students in humanities disciplines to increase communications abilities in doctors. Entitled “Narrative in Tandem: Creating New Medical and Health Humanities Programming,” fields such as reflective writing to cultural anthropology will be analyzed by participants to determine new syllabi to be implemented no later than summer 2014. The program will also focus on medical histories of local concern to southern California, including diabetes and trauma, from UCR Today.
Walter Isaacson, recently selected as the 43rd NEH Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities, has also been endowed with the 2014 Humanist of the Year award by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. The honor will be bestowed to Isaacson on March 29th at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans, from the Times-Picayune.
California State University—Stanislaus English Professor Jesse Wolfe has received an NEH faculty research grant, allowing him to plan a nine-month sabbatical during which he will finish his second book, tentatively titled The Muddle and the Dream: Intimacy, Utopia, and the Legacies of Bloomsbury in Postmodern Fiction, from the Turlock City News.
Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, IL will unveil a new exhibit entitled “Let the Church Say Amen: Rocky Fork Church in Voice and Vision” on February 12. The exhibit, made possible by an NEH Challenge Grant, showcases the history of the Rocky Fork community -- a former riverside settlement in the 19th century populated by fugitive slaves making their way north to Illinois via the Underground Railroad, from The Intelligencer.